Amelia Island Charter Fishing – Blue Crab for Redfish

Steve holds a 28-inch Redfish caught on his Amelia Island Charter Fishing trip.

Great Catch on this Amelia Island Charter Fishing Trip

Met Sue and Steve along with their friends Leila and Julie for an Amelia Island Charter Fishing trip.

We met at my slip located at the Fernandina Beach Harbor Marina at 8:30 Sunday morning.

We reviewed safety procedures and the layout of the boat before we left.  It was a pretty nice morning — a little cool but not bad.

We headed south to our first fishing spot of the day. We did not have to run far.

I proceeded to show the rigs we would be using for the day and demonstrated how to hook the bait along with how to work the bait in the water.

Fish Bait and Fish Bites

We had live shrimp and mud minnows.

Steve had the first bite within a few minutes but was unable to land the fish.

Leila had the second fish, a speckled sea trout, about 14 ½ inches.

Julie then got in on the action with her first fish.

Sue was lagging a little behind but was finally able to bring in a few of these trout.

Leila had our first keeper trout which was 18 inches. She did a great job bringing the fish to the net.

We moved up and down this bank and were able to stay on the bite with a few more nice keeper trout.

Blue Crab snags a Redfish

Julie brought a blue crab to the net which we kept for bait.

The bite slowed so we moved to another area on the main river and immediately brought a 16-inch trout to the boat.

I took the blue crab out and put a piece on Steve’s line.

He made a great cast to the grass bank and bam, in an instant, he set the hook and was battling a redfish.

He did a fantastic job of bringing the fish to the boat.

We netted the fat 28-inch redfish, got pictures and released it back into the water.

The bite stayed good all day and we were able to bring back some nice trout for the dinner table.

Back at the dock, the group headed out for lunch and a cold beverage at the Salty Pelican.

Once I got the fish filleted and packaged I dropped them off.

Everyone agreed it was a great day on the water.

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